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Protection of geographical indications of "Ba Ria - Vung Tau" for longan products
On January 31, 2019, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam issued Decision No. 471 / QD-SHTT on granting a certificate of registration of geographical indication number 00070 for products of longan "Ba Ria - Vung Tau". Rural Development Department of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province is the organization managing this geographical indication.

In Vietnam, longan are grown for quite a long time. The North is famous for its longan in Hung Yen, the South is famous for its Ba Ria, Vung Tau logan. Ba Ria, Vung Tau logan is considered a specialty of the "sandy wind" region.

The logan was planted in 1962 by Mr. Phan Van Tu, often called Mr. Tu Chet in Ward 11, Vung Tau city. This longan variety is very popular in the region, so it is well known and replicated in the locality.

The reputation of Mr. Tu Chet’s longan has been increasingly confirmed when in 1997, Mr. Tu Chet's longan product participated in a delicious fruit contest organized by Long Dinh Fruit Tree Center, won the first prize. This longan tree was recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and allowed to be put into production.

The specific quality of Ba Ria Vung Tau logan is due to suitable natural conditions for the growth of longan trees. Besides, the experience accumulated in the cultivation process of the local people also contributed to the quality and reputation of the Ba Ria Vung Tau longan.

Especially in the process of care, people have depending on each stage of development of the plant to fertilize appropriately, helping the tree grow and create products with good quality and beautiful designs. This is a farming technique that creates characteristics for the Ba Ria Vung Tau longan and makes the product more and more reputation in the market.

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